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Lee Bo #1

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Posted Sep 11 '13 @ 4:36 AM

Ok, I'm ready to rom the Note II.  While I have a soft spot for CyanogenMod (had it on my last two phones), a friend came by the house over the weekend and he had AOKP on his Note II (AT&T) and he loves it.  I started reading and from what I can tell, there are some GPS issues with the Verizon Note II.  Can anyone confirm or suggest a rom you've used and like?

 

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Posted Sep 11 '13 @ 8:29 AM

I have not heard about issues with the Note 2, but the Dev who builds my ROM does have a build for the Note 2. Its based off AOSP and 4.3. I really like it because it is a pure AOSP with a few tweaks here and there. Its also either light or dark themed and on Verizon. 

 

http://www.elemental...Light-amp-Dark!


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Posted Sep 11 '13 @ 11:17 AM

For Verizon Note 2, I highly recommend JellyBeans ROM (build 21 is the current one), CleanROM, or Liquidsmooth.  I've tried a few AOSP ROMS, and each has compromised the performance of the device in one way or another.  And with AOSP ROMS, you usually lose stock TouchWiz features on the Note like S-Pen and multi-view windows, which are what I love about the Note.  There are workarounds in AOSP ROMS, but none of them are stock features, and in my opinion do not jive well with the way the device was meant to work.   JellyBeans by beanstown has been the best ROM I think I've ever had on any device.  It offers enough customizations to keep me happy, and it allows you to go with an AOSP look and feel to get rid of the hideous (to me) TouchWiz color scheme.  Not a single freeze or random reboot, absolutely zero issues for me with this ROM.

 

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Posted Sep 13 '13 @ 6:28 AM

http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=2032447

 

JellyBean looks pretty good.  Now for the $1,000,000 question:

 

Can you move apps from phone to SD card?

 

Also, I don't see a gapps download.  Is it not needed?


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Posted Sep 13 '13 @ 8:06 AM

http://forum.xda-dev...d.php?t=2032447

 

JellyBean looks pretty good.  Now for the $1,000,000 question:

 

Can you move apps from phone to SD card?

 

Also, I don't see a gapps download.  Is it not needed?

During the Aroma Installer process which walks you through all the options you want to use in the ROM, one of the options is SD Card swap, so you can "trick" the device into thinking your external SD Card is the internal memory, and this allows you to store apps, etc. on the external SD card easily.  Fair warning, I have never used the SD Card Swap feature (I don't use that many apps), but I also have not heard too many folks complaining about it not working.

 

No GAPPS needed, that is typically only with AOSP ROMs I believe.


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Posted Sep 22 '13 @ 2:16 PM

Ok, I'm ready to rom the Note II.  While I have a soft spot for CyanogenMod (had it on my last two phones), a friend came by the house over the weekend and he had AOKP on his Note II (AT&T) and he loves it.  I started reading and from what I can tell, there are some GPS issues with the Verizon Note II.  Can anyone confirm or suggest a rom you've used and like?
 
Thanks.

 

What did you end up flashing?


 

During the Aroma Installer process which walks you through all the options you want to use in the ROM, one of the options is SD Card swap, so you can "trick" the device into thinking your external SD Card is the internal memory, and this allows you to store apps, etc. on the external SD card easily.  Fair warning, I have never used the SD Card Swap feature (I don't use that many apps), but I also have not heard too many folks complaining about it not working.


That would be so awesome. I have a 64GB external SD card, but it's such a pain to use, because Android makes it almost impossible to do so.

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Posted Sep 22 '13 @ 5:06 PM

What did you end up flashing?
 

 

Nothing yet.  Seems like every time I get some time to myself karma lets me know there's an incomplete honey-do list.


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Posted Sep 22 '13 @ 5:40 PM

LOL